Riss’ Ramblings-What’s Going On?

Preconceived Notions:  I’m prepared to love this.  Marvin Gaye has one of the best voices of all time.  There’s nothing he couldn’t sing and instantly make a song better.  This is more of a serious foray into the more revolutionary attitudes of the time, but I love him.  I’m a big fan.  I’ve heard singles from this album all the time, but just never listened to the whole thing.

After Listening:  I think it’s one of the most cohesive total albums we’ve listened to.  That being said, there was also a lot of similar song structure/song message, not a lot of experimenting going on.  That’s ok for me, though, because I’m pretty willing to give Marvin the benefit of any doubt.  I think, especially looking at the time period in which it was made and the kind of artist that Marvin Gaye was before this, I understand why it seemed like more of a departure and why people were kind of clamoring for something like this.

Overall: 4….it was riding pretty near a 5 until Wholy Holy, there was just too much literal preaching in that one.

Favorite Track: Mercy, Mercy Me (so much groove it’s ridiculous)

Least Favorite Track: Wholy Holy

Riss (46 Posts)

Raised in the Midwest, Marissa feels that she has absolutely no good defense for liking what she likes or nominating what she nominates. She likes it that way. With a preference for the indie music scene, there was a time before (alright a rough adolescence) filled with oldies, then country, then pop. She was an unabashed slave to Nsync, and boy bands in general, but not Backstreet Boys, god no! But that has passed. Marissa is passionate about music and about caring about music (and caring about things in general). She considers herself a stereotype, a cliche and a conundrum, all at the same time. When not listening to music Marissa enjoys watching movies, that she will sometimes review on her blog. She is an avid reader and a seasoned podcaster.


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